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    Police Detain Migrant Involved in Attack on US Tourist in Barcelona

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    MADRID (Sputnik) – A street vendor who participated in a recent attack on a US tourist in Barcelona has been detained, local law enforcement forces Mossos d’Esquadra said Friday.

    The incident took place last week, when a group of migrants reportedly attacked US tourist Jose Bravo, leaving him injured. A detainee is a native of Senegal and was found through surveillance footage.

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    Bravo said that he was attacked when trying to protect a woman with a child who allegedly prevented from passing by migrants. The vendors said that the fight was started by two drunken tourists who attacked the merchant, hit him with a bottle, and only then the US citizen and "another person with whom he was" got involved in the conflict.


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